Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Listen to your Mother...

This WAS my cell phone...
This is my cell phone with a cracked screen...

This is my son's reaction when the phone broke {Actually, more like after I disciplined him and took away his toy}...

How did it get this way? Hmmm... let me tell you a little story. 

Matthew and I took a little grocery shopping trip to Walmart yesterday.  All was happy in our little world.  Matthew found a toy transformer to buy with his allowance and I was at peace getting something checked off my ever long to do list.  Then before I knew it things started to a little array.  Matthew started getting impatient and stubborn. He decided to start digging through things in the cart. Matthew, put that back.  Matthew, stop digging in the cart. MATTHEW, leave it alone.  MATTHEW... MATTHEW... I said LEAVE IT A-L-O-N-E! whew!  So with a twist and a shove, Matthew pushes the cart in a fury.  SLIP, SPLAT... CRACK! On to the floor my phone fell from the cart.

HOLY Mother! You can only guess what happens next.  Oh Yes, when mama ain't happy, nobody's happy.  I was so mad, the tears in my eyes were steaming.  Okay, so I didn't cry, but I sure wanted to. Needless to say, Matthew got into trouble... right in the middle of the store!

Off to the cellular repair shop it must go.  Soon to be a fixed phone and a happy mom.  It is funny when then these things happen, it really makes you think... I am mad that my phone is busted or because my child won't listen and do what I ask? Obviously, it is because my child wouldn't listen... but have to admit... I was pretty darn pissed that I had to spend more money to get my phone fixed.

So, kids... the moral of the story is... listen to your mother or your allowance will end up going towards a new glass screen for her phone and not the toy you wanted.


  1. All that us Moms can hope for is that a lesson is learned.

  2. I dropped my iPhone on the ground a day after the warranty expired, shattering the screen and ruining the lcd thingmajig that makes it work. Cost to repair...$200.00. Needless to say, my reaction was the same as your son's.

  3. Seeing your son's face made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes. I can completely relate. After telling my kids "No electronic devices in the bathroom" a million times, my younger son was on the potty and dropped an iPod into the toilet (happily it was #1 and not #2). After getting a new iPod, he did it again several months later. As I recall, he made a similar face.

  4. Yikes. I am notorious around here for being a danger to electronic devices. I ran over 2 phones (same model, same year). I got an LG Shine and I was so good taking care of it..I told my husband I liked the mirror on front :) Now I have n Iphone 4 and I have an otter box and every type of phone insurance on that puppy...my husband is so scared of what I might do to that phone. Sorry you are without your phone. I know it has got to be super frustrating for a busy mom like you.

  5. It took my 14 year old a matter of a month to break the screen on his cell phone after he got it. Well, he had to pay for the repair, so it has been just fine since.

  6. Good for you to handle the situation there in the store!!! I can not tell you how many times I got so many looks!!! (I have autistic children...so tantrums in the store are about 90% of the time).

    Glad your getting your phone fixed!!!

  7. Oooh! I feel terrible for you, understand your frustration of not having your little one listen,and bad for him as well!

    I have known of a cell phone being dropped in a toilet (it wasn't ME, thank goodness), dropped in soup and washed in the washing machine...

    Hope everyone is doing better now!

  8. sigh.
    hug it out. this, too, shall pass.

    I think you handled it quite well. And darn tootin' he didn't get his Transformer!

  9. Don't worry for the phone! Take care for your family.

  10. You need to invest in phone insurance. Seriously. they will replace up to 2 phones/year. My husband went through 3 of them last year-we only had to pay for the 3rd one!

  11. I used to have one of those phones, HTC Aria? That's the AT&T version of it. They have those glass screens just asking for a bad addition to a day.

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    That's pity, can't live without cell phone nowadays. Wonder if anyone can.

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    Ouch. I also have an HTC and I love it to bits (replaced my 3GS with it) and I would have been mad too. But yes, you're right; it's never about the item we're mad about but the circumstances.

  14. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes I hate to admit this but I LOVE hearing when other children than my own aren't perfect. Makes me feel like maybe I'm not screwing up so badly with my babies after all. :-)


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